Monday, May 3, 2021

Royal Quiet repaint (before)


I snapped up this 1938 Royal Quiet at an antique mall in 2014 (here's my original post about it). I could see right away that the paint was flaking and ought to be redone, at least on the top and in the back.

But it's such a pretty machine, and not common. I love its details.

Well, this weekend a professional typewriter restorer and seller offered to repaint the whole thing for me, preserving the chrome and the Dick Hoyt decal. I am jumping at the opportunity.

If it comes out well, you will see an "after" post on this blog.



  1. I hope all turns out well. I'm anxious to see the results.

  2. Best of luck - should be beautiful! (:

  3. Love those "banded" Royals from that era, especially when the black vertical stripes (decals?!) are intact. Never even knew there was a "Quiet" though, only familiar with the De Luxe. About the unreliable left margin you mentioned in the original post, it seems a lot of machines (at least that I have) suffer from that. Is there any one thing that usually accounts for that, which you can point to for troubleshooting?

    1. See if the rack that the margin stops slide on can be moved slightly to the left or right. Sometimes its position is adjustable, and you can get it into a sweet spot.

  4. looking forward to seeing the repainted machine.